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LOCKDOWN:OAU Begins Distribution Of Aid Materials To Ife Residents



In keeping with Vanguard Report, in a decided effort at additional cementing the present superlative cordiality between the traditional metropolis of Ile-Ife, and the Obafemi Awolowo College (OAU), the authorities of the College has launched into sensitisation and distribution of aid supplies to Ife group as a part of their contribution to battle towards Coronavirus that’s hitting laborious at many international locations of the world.


A launch by the Public Relations Officer of the College, Abiodun Olarewaju, said that the Vice-Chancellor of the Establishment, Professor Eyitope Ogunbodede, made the disclosure on Thursday in the course of the launch of the supplies to the President of Ife Growth Board, Comrade Lawrence Awowoyin, at Ooni’s Palace, Ile-Ife.

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NEWS4NAIJA learnt that Ogunbodede counseled Ooni for the fatherly position he has at all times performed to the College, saying he had achieved sufficient to the College group, even throughout this COVID-19 pandemic.

The Vice-Chancellor added that the College thought it match to totally help the efforts of the federal government and Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, Ojaja 11, in the direction of curbing the pandemic within the nation.

He stated that the establishment had initially distributed handbills that sensitised the individuals on curtail the spreading of Coronavirus.

In keeping with him: “We’re conscious of the truth that the lockdown has denied members of the group the chance to go about their regular each day actions, thereby negatively affecting their technique of livelihood.

We, nonetheless, take solace in the truth that because the creation of the coronavirus illness in Nigeria and Osun State, there is no such thing as a single case of COVID-19 in Ile-Ife and it’s environs.”

He said additional:” It’s our prayer that this no-case state of affairs stays so in the whole Ife Neighborhood.”

He appealed to Nigerians to remain of their properties and observe social distancing in addition to obey the rules launched by the Nigeria Centre for Illness Management (NCDC).

In his response, the President of IDB, Comrade Lawrence Awowoyin, counseled the OAU administration for his or her good gesture.

Awowoyin stated that if every one helped, no less than, one individual in offering succour, the ache of the susceptible could be eradicated significantly, if not completely.

He counseled the administration for his or her dedication and willingness to supply the specified help for the correct and efficient distribution of the aid supplies to the residents of the traditional metropolis of Ile-Ife.

Objects distributed by OAU included: 179 packs of 5kg Garri, and Seven and half luggage of 50kg Garri.

Others are: 200 packs of OAU bottled water; One cow, 500 loaves of OAU bread and 200 bottles of 250ml Ifetizer (hand sanitiser). All of the objects donated to the Ife group are produced by the College.

Within the entourage of the Vice-Chancellor have been the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration), Professor Chris Ajila; Registrar of the College, Mrs Margaret Omosule and Dr Peju Oyebisi, Director Coporate Companies.

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